Course Title

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Course Code

REME430838

Credit

3

Program Level

Overview

This is an advanced course for research assessing and reporting in the area of applied linguistics. It supports students to acquire research literacy, particularly the principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Students are introduced to various research genres and required to evaluate actual research studies. They need to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different research models employed in specific situations and other possible alternatives. Hands-on experience of research procedure within practical scenarios is also provided throughout the course for students to flexibly utilize and appropriately justify a research model for their research. The course provides a comprehensive overview of research paradigms for different methodologies, including narrative, ethnography, case study, and correlational study, and experimental research.

Course Title

THESIS

Course Code

GRAD400136

Credit

7

Program Level

Program

Overview

Depending on their study ability and conditions for the thesis, final-year TESOL students can be assigned to conduct a research project under the guidance of a personal thesis supervisor. This project involves a step-by-step process from shaping a research focus, formulating research questions, developing data collecting instruments, analysing data in coherent qualitative and/or quantitative models, and discussing and highlighting findings relevant to the field of second language teaching and learning. The thesis must be presented at a public oral defence. The course will help students practice the skills of doing independent research, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing materials, and develop their critical thinking.

Course Title

FUNDAMENTALS OF VIETNAMESE CULTURE

Course Code

CSVH230338

Credit

3

Program Level

Overview

This course is designed for second-year university students in order to provide them with fundamental knowledge about Cultures in general and Vietnamese culture in particular, especially the original values through which our international fellows can distinguish between Vietnamese culture and those from East-Southern Asian regions and all over the world. 

After this course, students can understand the basic characteristics along with the cores of traditional and modern Vietnamese cultures. Also, they can self-navigate in the recent multi-form and multi-direction information world as well as the time when globalization and internationalization are taking place progressively in various fields, including cultures. Subsequently, students would be able to selectively obtain the essences of humanity on the basis of integration, not fusion.

Course Title

GENERAL LINGUISTICS

Course Code

DLNN230238

Credit

3

Program Level

Overview

This course is designed for second-year English-majored university students and aims at equipping them with fundamental knowledge about the nature of human languages; the relationship between language and culture; basic understandings related to grammar, phonetics, lexicon, semantics and pragmatics. As a result, students can actively implement this knowledge to have further insights into learning and research about their mother tongue as well as their major or minor language.

In addition, this course also focuses on helping students shape and consolidate several active learning skills such as researching, public speaking and teamwork.